Delta State’s season ended Wednesday night at the NCAA Division II College World Series.
Second-ranked Colorado Mesa defeated No. 1 Delta State 6-2 at AirHogs Stadium in Grand Prairie (TX). Colorado Mesa (50-11) earned a spot in the Division II Final Four.
It was the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
Josh Russell hit a solo homer. Juwon Barney had an RBI single for the Statesmen. Jason Popovich led Delta State with three hits. As a team, the Statesmen had eight hits.
Chris Ramirez (10-1) threw a complete game, allowing just two runs on eight hits, walked two and struck out seven on only 113 pitches.
Kevan Elcock went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored for Colorado Mesa. Lane LaCrone had two hits and scored twice.
Peyton White (4-2) worked 6 1/3 innings to take the loss. He allowed three runs on eight hits with three strikeouts to take the loss.
Delta State, coached by Mike Kinnison, finished 45-13. Delta State finished 1-2 in the Division II College World Series.
The Statesmen won the 2004 D-2 title.